Bridging to National Cyberinfrastructure
Researchers may compete for allocations on national and state cyberinfrastructure resources funded by NSF, DOE, and New York State. CAC staff can assist Cornell faculty, staff, and students who wish to leverage external cyberinfrastructure to accelerate their research discoveries.
The Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE) project team winners were recently announced by the NSF. XSEDE is a powerful, robust collection of integrated advanced digital resources and services that replaces and expands on the TeraGrid project. It will initially support 16 supercomputers.
The Cornell Center for Advanced Computing (CAC) is part of the winning team and will be developing online training for XSEDE, expanding educational opportunities for Cornell students and researchers, and for scientists from across the nation. CAC will also be analyzing XSEDE resource reliability. CAC director David Lifka was named coordinator of architecture and design for the XSEDE program.
For resource and allocation information, visit XSEDE user services. Note: If you would like assistance in requesting an allocation or additional information, the XSEDE Campus Champion at Cornell is CAC assistant director
Susan Mehringer. To date, XSEDE has awarded Cornell allocations in areas such as computational materials science for energy generation and conversion, statistical and computational approaches to privacy, the correlation of correlating high strain areas and increased bone formation rates, and the modeling of biochar formation in biomass.
The XSEDE partnership includes: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Carnegie Mellon University/University of Pittsburgh, University of Texas at Austin, University of Tennessee Knoxville, University of Virginia, Shodor Education Foundation, Southeastern Universities Research Association, University of Chicago, University of California San Diego, Indiana University, Jülich Supercomputing Centre, Purdue University, Cornell University, Ohio State University, University of California Berkeley, Rice University, and the National Center for Atmospheric Research. It is led by the University of Illinois's National Center for Supercomputing Applications.
Apply for an allocation of computing time on DOE HPC platforms through the
DOE Incite Leadership Computing Program. The Innovative and Novel Computational
Impact on Theory and Experiment (INCITE) program is an annual competition.
INCITE provides powerful resources to enable scientists to conduct research
in just weeks or months rather than years or decades. Examples of INCITE awards
received by Cornell researchers are Stephen Pope (“High Fidelity Simulations for
Clean and Efficient Combustion of Alternative Fuels”) and Harold Scheraga and
Jozef Liwo (“Millisecond Molecular Dynamics of Chaperoning of Unfolded Polypeptide Chains by HSP70”).
NYSTAR New York State HPC Development Program
NYSTAR HPC allocation policies explain how to access New York State HPC
resources from IBM at the
Computational Center for Nanotechnology Innovations (CCNI)
at RPI and at the
New York Center for Computational Sciences (NYCCS),
a NYS, SUNY Stony Brook, and Brookhaven National Labs partnership that give preference
to applications in nanotechnology, computational science, energy research, biotechnology research,
and applied materials. To get started, contact NYSTAR Director of High Performance
computing, Michael Ridley at NYSTARsupport@esd.ny.gov or at 518-292-5700.
Mike can advise you on the feasibility of your proposed project, and give you
the details of the application process, time and potential cost.